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Mullayo's much too early draft 1

Compiled using the only complete big board I could find from DraftTek

1st

5

Derek Carr

QB

6ft3in

215lb

Fresno State

2nd

37

Kyle van Noy

OLB

6ft3in

245lb

BYU

3rd

69

Anthony Johnson

DT

6ft3in

305lb

LSU

4th

101

Louchiez Purfoy

DB

6ft1in

190lb

Florida

4th

Ravens

121

Kareem Martin

DE

6ft5in

260lb

North Carolina

5th

133

Josh Huff

WR

5ft11in

211lb

Oregon

5th

Lions

150

Tre Jackson

OG

6ft4in

328lb

FSU

5th

Ravens

153

Marcel Jensen

TE

6ft5in

257lb

Fresno State

6th

165

Bryan Stork

OC

6ft4in

312lb

Florida State

7th

200

Ka'Deem Carey

RB

5ft10in

196lb

Arizona

UDFA

L'Damian Washington

WR

6ft4in

205lb

Missouri

DAVID DEREK CARR

I like Derek Carr because I'm a big believer in NFL genes, however he may be a project because of the exclusive shotgun/spread system and his happy feet. It depends on how quickly he adjusts as he's a gunslinger - who reminds me a bit of Favre - suiting a high-powered up-tempo offense.

Positives. Bloodlines, having a brother who's been to the big show before sets these guys up with realistic expectations. He's a senior who's improved incrementally and I haven't heard of any character concerns. Nimble athlete with natural escapability with a throw first mentality that will preserve his career. He has the best arm in the draft with great ball zip and extreme accuracy and can make throws at every level with touch. Confident putting the ball in small windows makes instant decisions and gets rid of the ball quickly. Has a wide-ranging skillset uses screens, slants, shovel passes... with almost constant accuracy which is reflected in this seasons stats 69.7 completion percentage, 39 TDs, four INTs for 4,400 yds so far and 12,000 yds overall in the last three-years.

Negatives: He has mechanical issues with a side-slinging action and extremely flighty feet, constantly choppy and often throwing off balance whenever he spies a gap in protections. Tends to drift backwards and doesn't plant his feet forward in the classic way which could be an accuracy issue going forward. He plays only shotgun and has no set drops I can see - which is a problem for timing up with NFL receivers.

Mentally, he appears to be a natural gunslinger who I don't see throwing the ball away every time he should which could lead to INTs or injuries from sacks.

The level of competition in the Mountain West weak; his WRs are the best in the division and he is hardly ever rushed/blitzed so I'm not sure how he'd handle pressure. Had a quick-pass, QB-friendly offence with multiple receiver sets and tended to lock-on to his prescribed play call.

Not the thickest of builds not thickset like Roethlisberger or Luck more of a middle-ground Matt Ryan build (6ft3, 215lb).

Overall, an exciting prospect, who would need to assimilate into a pro-style offence and NFL-calibre blitzing but if given the reins in a shotgun/spread attack could light it up like Drew Brees. With Mariota returning, he may rise into top 5 contention.

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